Guideway Beams—Formwork and Fabricationby Andrew J. Kirkness, ABAM Engineers Ltd, Vancouver, BC, Can,
David J. Vander Wal, ABAM Engineers Ltd, Vancouver, BC, Can,
James J. Guarre, ABAM Engineers Ltd, Vancouver, BC, Can,
Allen R. Mettler, ABAM Engineers Ltd, Vancouver, BC, Can,
Abstract: A manufacturing concept was developed around an adjustable form capable of mass producing prestressed concrete beams to the unique geometric configuration of each section of track. The form also allows the direct installation of track fastener, linear induction motor rail, and power rail inserts to the close tolerances necessary for efficient operation. To support the adjustable formwork concept, a computer formsetting program was developed and the system contractor, Urban Transit Development Corporation (UTDC), provided form designs and formsetting data to each project's precasting contractors.
Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Automated transit systems | Rapid transit systems | Computer aided design | Guideways | Fabrication | Transportation management | Concrete beams | People movers | North America | Michigan | British Columbia | United States | Vancouver | Detroit | Canada
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